Help with Diagnosis of Diastolic dysfunction/heart failure?

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styling
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   Posted 3/13/2014 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm 48 yr old female,have gained quiet a bit of weight since hysterectomy 10yrs ago.Went for a stress test, echo and the nuclear scan back in july.The cardeologist office called to report all was good to not return to them,but to just see my M.D.Symptoms got a lot better.The last two weeks started hurting in chest and short breath ,so decided to see a new M.D.(mine retired).Long story short ecg at the Dr. was abnormal just like the previous two from July.He also said my cardiologist report said they did find an abnormality.Dystolic dysfunction.They never told me.So he has done an overnight pulse ox and blood work,waiting to go back in 2 wks.I'm still hurting,should I worry.Have high blood pressure but controlled with meds.I know I have to loose weight and exercise.Need info please?Thank you

stkitt
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   Posted 3/14/2014 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hello,  I can understand why you are confused re the tests run in the past and what is going on with you now.
 
A quick definition of diastolic dysfunction:
 
Diastolic dysfunction refers to a condition in which abnormalities in mechanical function are present during diastole. Abnormalities in diastolic function can occur in the presence or absence of a clinical syndrome of heart failure and with normal or abnormal systolic function. Reference: AHA
 
I am glad you are seeing a new Dr. and hope he is able to repeat some of your tests to come up with a working diagnosis for you. It is scary when we are diagnosed with a heart problem.  No diagnosis can be made without knowing medical history and a personal appointment with your GP is the best place to start.  
Kindly,
Kitt

 


 
 
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 3/14/2014 10:45:03 AM (GMT-6)


styling
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   Posted 3/14/2014 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
So is this something to worry about in your opinion?

stkitt
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   Posted 3/15/2014 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
styling,
 
I am sorry and it was not my intention to say you should be scared.
 
You posted, "He also said my cardiologist report said they did find an abnormality.Dystolic dysfunction.They never told me. So he has done an overnight pulse ox and blood work, waiting to go back in 2 wks"
 
My message to you was  without having been told of the abnormality and finding out now you have a right to be scared as that would be normal for most people who find out they have a questionalble heart problem months after the testing.
 
My opinion was  "No diagnosis can be made without knowing medical history and a personal appointment with your GP is the best place to start."  AS a peer on this forum and not a physician I cannot say what I think may be going on as I am not qualified.
 
I am glad you saw a new MD and that your appointment will be happening soon.  If your new Dr. had found something alarming I am sure you would have received a call from him with further instructions. 
 
I send you blessings of healing and will be waiting to see what you Dr. has to say.
 
Kitt  
 
~~Kitt~~
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styling
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   Posted 3/15/2014 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much Kitt,Bless you
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